Readers, what are your best tips for what to wear to a conference? Specifically, what would you wear to a Saturday conference?
2016 Update: We still stand by this advice on which professional organizations to join (and the advice nuggets in the comments are awesome!) but you may also want to check out our newer discussion with tips on finding and joining professional organizations. Today, reader D wonders which professional organizations to join for the biggest bang for … Read More about Members Only: Which Professional Organizations to Join?
2016 Update: We still stand by this discussion of the importance of not being called the wrong name — but you may want to check out our more recent discussion on how to handle being called the wrong name at work. It stinks to be called the wrong name — but what if it’s your … Read More about The Importance of … Not Being Called the Wrong Name
An injured woman lawyer wondered: could she wear flats to court?
Today’s e-mail is from J, who has a question about bold hair choices and job interviews… I’m a public policy grad student, graduating in May and applying for jobs all over the place , but many in DC (employers range from government-level, to think-tanks, to smaller non-profits). I am 22. Right now I am pretty … Read More about A Bald Head… and a Job Interview
Should you thank an interviewer with an email or a card? We’ve wondered about this for a while as well, so reader J’s question strikes us as particularly interesting… After an interview, everyone knows that it is good manners to send a perfunctory “Thank You” note. However, is it still recommended that the “Thank You” … Read More about Should Your Interviewer Get a Thank-You Note or eThanks?
How much charitable giving do you do as a young professional? How much do you donate to non-profits, and which ones?
Reader H writes in with some questions about a mock trial competition coming up… I’m a 1L participating in my first mock trial competition for my school. It’s in Las Vegas the first weekend in March. Not only do I have to dress to compete, but for a welcome reception the night before the competition. … Read More about What to Wear to a Mock Trial Competition
Today’s reader mail comes with a ton more of questions about interviewing — including whether it’s appropriate to wear black tights with a suit. Here are her questions: I’m a 3L and have an interview next week with a panel of district court judges for a judicial clerkship. I have a few questions with regards … Read More about Pantyhose or Tights: What to Wear with a Dark Suit for a Winter Interview
2017 Update: Check out our latest discussion on the best interview makeup! Today’s reader mail is another request for interview advice, this time in terms of makeup… I have several on campus interviews for 1L summer jobs the first week in February. I have my conservative gray and black suits. I have my sensible Nine West … Read More about What Makeup to Wear While Interviewing
We got this request in over the weekend, and had to weigh in… I’m a 2L in law school and going to a job fair next weekend, where I have a few interviews. Since getting the interviews and I have been in touch with a friend of a friend who is well connected, and who … Read More about Emergency Reader Mail: What to wear to a lunch with an interviewer?
We got an interesting e-mail last week from LPC of Privilege: A High Wasp Stops to Consider, offering to write a post giving advice to newbies from her much higher position. She’s got some great advice in here! Your first big job. Congratulations. By big, I mean in an institution of substance, as a lawyer, … Read More about What to Wear to Work: Advice from the VP/Hiring Manager Level (Guest Post)